Opportunities

Throughout the year, there are always many opportunities available to undergraduates to enhance your knowledge and experience in the field of Economics.  Below are different types of opportunities currently available.

The Ec Department runs a Semester Undergraduate Program for Economics Research (SUPER), which pairs students with faculty for semester-long RA positions. The application and hiring cycle for Fall 2022 starts on August 1st, 2022. Please stay tuned on our website (and make sure you are signed up on our listserv to receive notification when SUPER is accepting applications).

Types of Opportunities:

Jobs, Research Analysts or Assistantships, Internships  For Seniors  Funding Opportunities  Other Interesting Opportunities

Jobs, Research Analysts or Assistantships, Internships

  • Teaching Fellows: The Harvard Summer School Economics Program seeks teaching fellows for a variety of courses with job responsibilities including weekly sections, office hours, some problem set and exam grading. Deadline: time sensitive, apply ASAP (posted 5/24/2022)

  • PREDOC x Opportunity Insights Summer Course in Big Data: This six-week course has two tracks, one for students who want to learn more about a variety of fields in Economics and one for students who are ready to engage advanced analysis and want to produce a capstone project.  See the syllabus for more details. Deadline: 5/27/2022 (posted 5/24/2022)

  • Course Assistants: Econ 70 seeks part-time CAs to work as part of a team alongside economics PhD students. CAs will attend lectures, teach sections using provided materials, answer questions, and grade quantitative assignments and exams. If interested, please email John Campbell at john_campbell@harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 4/18/2022)

  • Research Assistant: PhD Candidate seeks part-time undergrad research assistant to work on a set of research projects focused on capital cities in Latin American countries and in the U.S. If interested, contact Alice Xu at alice.xu@yale.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 3/24/2022)

  • Research Assistant: PhD Candidate seeks part-time undergrad research assistant, experienced in Python or R, for a project focused on the relationship between exchange rate movements and inflation in Africa. If interested, contact Toni Oki at toki@fas.harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 3/21/2022)

  • Research Assistant: PhD Candidate seeks part-time undergrad research assistant for health economics projects focused on the value of clinical trials and racial disparities in COVID-19. If interested, contact Ljubica Ristovska at ristovska@g.harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 3/21/2022)

  • CID Student Research Scholar Program: Harvard’s Center for International Development has launched the CID Student Research Scholar Program. The program matches undergrad and graduate Harvard students with research projects led by CID’s 120+ faculty and PhD student affiliates. CID will begin making matches in late March. Deadline: none given (3/3/2022)

  • Summer Research Fellowship: The Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC) invites juniors to apply for the Summer 2022 Research Fellowship to work on research projects involving the analysis of environmental and energy data. Deadline: none given (posted 2/10/2022)

  • Undergraduate Research Assistant: Opportunity Insights (OI) seeks third- and fourth-year students with experience in coding and data analysis to work 10-15 hours per week for $15/hour. If interested, contact Abby Hiller at abigailhiller@g.harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 2/10/2022)

  • Undergraduate Research Program: The Operation Twelve URP is a 22-week Research Experience for Undergraduates designed to engage students in diverse and exciting research in economics and other topics. Deadline: none given (posted 2/10/2022)

  • Research Assistant: The Culture, Cognition, and Coevolution lab at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology seeks an undergrad to work on computational and programming tasks. If interested, contact Mona Xue at culture.cognition.evo.lab@gmail.com. Deadline: none given (posted 2/8/2022)

  • Course Assistant: Raj Chetty and Gregory Bruich are hiring CAs for Economics 50 Using Big Data to Solve Economic and Social Problems.  Please write to gbruich@fas.harvard.edu if interested. Students who have taken the class previously are preferred.

  • Stat 104 Notetaker: Taking Stat 104 this semester? Loved Stat 104 when you took it? If yes, please let us know if you're interested in working as a paid notetaker/scribe for Stat 104! Duties include attending each class meeting for the entire semester, sharing your typed notes, and other tasks involving writing down notes and information. Pay is $21/hour. If interested, please reach out to Kiran at kgajwani@fas.harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 1/21/2022)

  • Research Assistant: Professor Alisha Holland seeks research assistant for project on infrastructure investment. This position is part-time at 10 hours per week at $20/hr. If interested, please contact Alisha Holland at aholland@fas.harvard.edu. Deadline: none given (posted 1/21/2022)

  • Data Science Intern: Farallon Capital is seeking a sophomore to join their labs team to analyze proprietary large-scale datasets. If interested contact labs@faralloncapital.com. Deadline: none given (posted 1/21/2022)

  • Research Assistant with expertise in banking and finance. Knowledge about/interest in the Global South, particularly South Asia, is preferred. 2-3 hours/week for several months. Deadline: none given. (posted 10/29/2021)
  • Economist Intern at Lyft, San Francisco, for juniors. Deadline: none given. (posted 10/6/2021)
  • Summer Analyst at Eastdil, a commercial real estate investment bank. For students graduating in May 2023. Deadline: none given (posted 9/24/2021)
  • Summer 2022 Interns: Economic consulting opportunity at Analysis Group (posted 9/16/2021)
  • Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers (PREDOC): A one-stop place where undergraduate students from any backgrounds can find all the information they need, including available RA job positions around the country, educational material to prepare for e.g. data tests, guidance on courses to take, testimonials, and more.
  • NBER RA page. Aggregates RA searches by NBER fellows. 

For Seniors

  • Pre-Doctoral Research in Economics (PRE) Workshop: PREDOC is hosting their annual conference for prospective pre-docs remotely on June 12 and 13, 2022. Fill out the application to prepare for pre-doctoral opportunities. Deadline: 5/29/2022 (posted 5/24/2022)

  • Research Assistant: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeks an RA to collect and analyze data, develop reports, and prepare economic, statistical, or financial analyses on well-defined questions. Deadline: 5/16/2022 (posted 5/10/2022)

  • Senior Data Analyst: CareRev seeks a data analyst to join a growing analytics team and deliver insights that improve business and product strategy. Deadline: none given (posted 5/4/2022)

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Professor Melissa Dell (Harvard Economics Department) is seeking a Japanese speaking pre-doctoral fellow with an interest in data science. Deadline: none given (posted 4/28/2022)

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Professor Ben Enke is looking to hire a full-time pre-doctoral fellow to closely collaborate on research in behavioral economics, experimental economics, and political economy. Deadline: none given (posted 4/28/2022)

  • Research Associate: Harvard Business School seeks a Research Associate (RA) with proficiency with database management, R, SQL, and Python to support a faculty member in the Technology and Operations Management (TOM) unit. Deadline: none given (posted 4/13/2022)

  • Research Professional: The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is seeking to hire a Research Professional to work on new and ongoing research projects in econometrics, with a special focus on causal inference and machine learning under Professors Guillaume Pouliot and Alexander Torgovitsky. Deadline: none given (posted 3/24/2022)

  • Research Associate: The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College is seeking a full time Research Associate with strong statistical, economic, and technical knowledge. Deadline: none given (posted 3/3/2022)

  • Research Assitantship: The Mongan Institute's Health Policy Research Center is seeking a full time Research Assistant for Summer 2022 to join their program for Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis. Deadline: none given (posted 3/3/2022)

  • Research Analyst: The Mongan Institute's Health Policy Research Center is seeking a full time Research Analyst for Summer 2022 to join their program for Clinical Economics and Policy Analysis. Deadline: none given (posted 3/3/2022)

  • Pre-Doctoral Fellowship: Profs David Laibson, James Choi, and John Beshears are hiring a full‐time predoctoral fellow to work on research related to behavioral economics, decision making, savings, and health behaviors. Deadline: none given (posted 2/25/2022)

  • Data Science Consultant: The IDEA Lab at J-PAL South Asia seeks a data science consultant to work to identify potential data science solutions and implement predictive models using administrative data. Deadline: none given (posted 2/25/2022)

  • Research Associate: The IDEA Lab at J-PAL South Asia seeks a research associate to work closely with a Data Manager and Senior Manager in one or more states in India to increase the use of administrative data. Deadline: none given (posted 2/25/2022)

  • Research Associate: The Roosevelt Institute seeks a research associate to support the implementation of policy and research initiatives and oversee daily programmatic operations on industrial policy and trade. Deadline: none given (posted 2/15/2022)

  • Data Analyst: Opportunity Insights is seeking a full-time data analyst to join the team with a 12 month, renewable contract to work on the Economic Tracker project. Deadline: none given (posted 2/8/2022)

  • Business Development Role: London-based fin-tech/legal-tech start-up developing visualization tools is recruiting for Miami-based office. If interested, contact info@jigsawcreate.com. Deadline: none given (posted 1/21/2022)

  • Full Time Research Assistants: The Board of Governors and the 12 Federal Reserve is seeking full-time research assistants for Spring and Summer 2022. Deadline: none given (posted 1/6/2022)

  • Research Assistant for Prof. Grant Miller at Stanford in the Department of Health Policy for the 2022-2023 academic year. The full-time Research Assistant will collaborate on a variety of research projects. Deadline: none given. (posted 12/16/2021)

  • Research Data Analyst, The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania. The Penn Wharton Budget Model is seeking to hire Research Data Analysts to assist with faculty-led research with several public policy topics. Deadline: none given (posted 12/8/2021)

  • Research Assistant, MIT Sloan School of Management. Full time position collaborating with Professors Christopher Palmer, Lawrence Schmidt, and Taha Choukhmane on empirical projects in asset pricing, household and consumer finance, behavioral economics, macroeconomics, and micro-econometrics. Starts June or July 2022 for at least one year, ideally two. Deadline: none given (posted 12/2/2021)

  • Research Specialist, Development Innovation Lab at the University of Chicago. The Research Specialist will perform routine assignments related to scientific research projects and will work closely with the faculty director, Professor Michael Kremer, on a daily basis. (posted 11/27/2021)
  • Research Associate for Prof. Jesse Shapiro. The position will entail close collaboration on a number of new and ongoing projects in applied microeconomics, broadly defined. This position is ideal for candidates with an interest in economics who have plans for doctoral studies in two years. (posted 11/26/2021)
  • Various Predoctoral positions at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. (posted 11/26/2021)
  • HBS Research Associate to work in Strategy, Entrepreneurial Management, Finance, Marketing, Negotiation, Organizations and Markets, or Organizational Behavior unit. Deadline: none given. (posted 11/4/2021) 
  • Pre-Doctoral Fellow Program, Tobin Center for Economic Policy, Yale University. Work 1-2 years for Yale Faculty and engage in additional education and training activities, including taking for credit one course per semester, weekly professional development seminars, and departmental seminars. Most fellows work in common workspaces to foster camaraderie and peer learning. Deadline: none given. (posted 11/1/2021)
  • Full-time Research Assistant in Wharton's Real Estate Center (University of Pennsylvania). For BAs looking for 2-3 years of research experience before heading off to grad school in economics. RAs work *directly* with faculty members in the department on a variety of topics related to applied micro, household finance, IO, public finance, development, and urban economics. Deadline: none given (posted 9/29/2021).
  • Analyst Program at Eastdil, a commercial real estate investment bank. Deadline: none given (posted 9/24/2021)
  • Full-time Research Assistant: Behavioral Economics at UCLA with profs. Dan Benjamin, Miles Kimball, Ori Heffetz, and Kristen Cooper. Start date: Summer 2022 (posted 9/17/2021)
  • Full-time Research Assistant: Genoeconomics at the NBER with profs. Dan Benjamin, David Cesarini, and David Laibson. Start date: Summer 2022 (posted 9/17/2021)
  • Full-time Analyst: Economic consulting opportunity at Analysis Group (posted 9/16/2021)
  • Compilation of job opportunities for graduating seniors interested in research-based careers​.
  • NBER RA page. Aggregates RA searches by NBER fellows. 

Funding Opportunities

Other Interesting Opportunities